For additional information, please contact RESPOND at (423) 499-2300 or (800) 542-9600.

It is often difficult to know how to respond to people in emotional distress. There are no simple formulas because every situation involves individuals and we are different.

RESPOND is a comprehensive community service designed to help you by providing 24-hour mental health/chemical dependency, crisis intervention, assessment, and information and referral assistance.

RESPOND immediately connects you with mental health professionals who can provide suggestions for appropriate action and information about community mental health resources when you need it most.

24/7 Access to Mental Health Professionals

The RESPOND team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staffed by mental health professionals and psychiatric nurses, the RESPOND program offers:

  • Confidential assessments and consultation for emotional programs
  • Referrals to outpatient, partial or inpatient care based on each individual's treatment needs
  • Support for families of those suffering from mental illness
  • Information about mental health concerns and community services

RESPOND offers assessments for: